Back to School: How to Care Well

“Almost time for school to start!” is a phrase that raises many possible emotions in parents and children. For some, there’s excitement and anticipation. For others, anxiety (or even dread!) is more likely when it’s time to go back to school.

Returning to school means there is a change afoot for everyone involved. We’ve collected tips from Cindi Reynolds, an experienced school counselor and mom to a teenage daughter. Cindi offers us wisdom for parents and kids alike in her articles on coping with back-to-school jitters and helping a child who doesn’t want to go to school.

Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, teacher, aunt, uncle, or loving neighbor, opportunities abound for you to care well for the people in your life who are about to experience making the transition back into structured learning.

For more information, listen to our podcasts below to learn caregiving tips for parents with a first-time student, a college student and the student who may struggle with being bullied. And be sure to download our free resources for how to help a child who is anxious to go back to school and what to say to a child who is reluctant to go to school.